The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Sophos products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sophos over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Sophos PLC.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sophos
Rank 61 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Sophos 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.24% 0.22% -
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Average daily rate
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- £406 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £328 £444
% change year-on-year
-26.71% -26.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.36 £11.25 £17.88
% change year-on-year
+18.71% -37.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
461 457 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 54.95% 49.46% 54.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 182 185
Average daily rate £400 £388 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £256 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 18 29
Average hourly rate £21.55 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.60% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.12 £20.30 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Sophos
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Sophos Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Sophos
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Sophos across the Reading region.

Sophos Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Sophos
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 2 (66.67%) Law
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Junos
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (33.33%) SLA
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Sophos
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Sophos also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sophos. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Junos
General
1 2 (66.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Security Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
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